Convent Guilt are a band from Australia that plays a traditional form of heavy metal that is heavily influenced by the NWOBHM and also has some elements of punk rock and this is a review of their 2015 album "Guns For Hire" which will be released in January by Shadow Kingdom Records.
A very heavy mid 70's NWOBHM sound starts off the album along with a good amount of melody and the solos and leads the band uses adds in even more of a melodic and old school metal sound and the vocals the band uses are all clean singing and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them
All of the music sounds like it could of easily been recorded and released in the mid 70's and early 80's and when we get more into the album the band starts adding in elements of very early speed metal and punk rock into their traditional approach to metal along with some influences from AC/DC which also gives the music a hard rock edge at times.
When acoustic guitars are added into the music briefly they bring in a medieval edge along with the feeling of a fantasy movie soundtrack before making a return back to a hard and heavy old school metal direction and all of the songs stick to a pure form of heavy metla and ignore all of the metal trends that have been around for the past 30 years.
Convent Guilt goes back to the early days of heavy metal where there where not a thousand different sub genres and they play this style as well as the bands that have influenced them, the production sounds very old school yet professional at the same time while the lyrics cover darkness, occultism and real life themes.
In my opinion Convent Guilt are a very great sounding traditional heavy metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Angels in Black Leather" "Perverse Altar" and "They Took Her Away". 8/5 out of 10.